The Duke of Cambridge Williamis from this Thursday the new heir to the Crown of the United Kingdom, after the death of Isabel IIand will try to reinforce its good image among citizens.
With the accession to the throne of his father, Charles IIIPrince William, 40, waits gain even more prominence by exercising a greater number of official commitments.
Prince William’s eldest son Prince George, aged 9, He now ranks second in the line of succession, followed by his two siblings, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4.
With two princes on hold, the succession to the British throne is secured for future generationsin which the role of the monarchy will be redefined to adapt to the present.
A difficult childhood and a popular marriage
Born June 21, 1982, the eldest son of Prince Charles and the late Diana of Wales has seen how his agenda has grown in recent timeswhen he has traveled with his wife Catalina to several countries and attended numerous representation events.
As successor to the throne, Prince William enjoys popularityespecially after his marriage to Catalina on April 29, 2011, and according to the polls he has surpassed his father.
After a childhood in a difficult family environment, Due to the separation from his parents and the constant attention of the press, today he stands as the figure that represents the modernity of the British monarchy.
Educated at the elite Eton College and a Geography graduate from the Scottish University of Saint Andrews, William married a woman without royal or aristocratic ancestry, Kate Middleton, who was born on January 9, 1982 into a family in which his father, Michael, worked as a flight operator and his mother, Carol, was a stewardess for British Airways (BA).
Both met in 2001 when they were studying at Saint Andrews and, after maintaining a romance away from the newspapers thanks to the “gentleman’s agreement” between the royal family and the press -in order to help the future king to concentrate on his studies-, the couple was soon taking center stage in the British tabloids.
Guillermo began his military career in 2005 and, after graduating the following year from the prestigious military school in Sandhurst, just outside of Londonoccupied positions in the cavalry and as a rescue helicopter pilot of the British Royal Air Force (RAF).
In September 2013, he left his activities in the United Kingdom Armed Forces to devote himself fully to official commitmentsin order to prepare for his future role as head of state.
With the death of Elizabeth II, Prince George also gains prominencewho is already being educated with all the privileges and responsibilities of an heir to the throne although, at the request of his parents, away from excessive media attention.
Before his birth, the United Kingdom modified the law of monarchical succession to eliminate male supremacyin case William and Catherine’s first baby had been a girl.
Since George’s arrival, Prince Harry, William’s younger brother, has been ousted of the line of succession, and will be placed even lower, behind the three sons of Guillermo.
Since 2010, Prince William is President of the Royal Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and patron of several charities, including the ‘Tusk Trust’, for the protection of wildlife.
In addition to playing polo, the prince is a football fan and presides over the English Federation, in addition to supporting the Aston Villa team, from the center of England, while he is passionate about ecology and has warned about the impact of the climate crisis.
A few days ago, the Duke of Cambridge and his family they moved into a dwelling in the grounds of Windsor Castlejust outside London, although they have decided to keep Kensington Palace as their work office.
Line of succession to the British throne
- Prince William, Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge
- Prince George of Cornwall and Cambridge
- Princess Charlotte of Cornwall and Cambridge
- Prince Louis of Cornwall and Cambridge
- Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
- Archie Mountbatten-Windsor
- Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor
- Prince Andrew, Duke of York
- Princess Beatrice of York
- Sienna Mapelli Mozzi
- Princess Eugenie of York
- August Brooksbank
- Prince Edward, Earl of Essex
- James Mountbatten-Windsor, Viscount Severn
- Louise Windsor
- Princess Royal Anne
- peter phillips
- Savanna Phillips
- Phillips Island
- Zara Tindall